Cobra and Sons, Inc.

I am taught to love the ending
as much as we are in love with endings.
Flexibility is the same as fragility.
But these days the lotus is evidence,
and I have tried again and again
to memorize your face, but it is the air
placed between our bones, when our bones
are outside of us and fertile as the blackbird's
bright red carnelian eye. Maybe we will
wake up in our tombs. Maybe we will be born